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No. 16 Duke baseball sets home run record, sweeps weekend games against George Mason, Coastal Carolina

(02/19/24 10:02pm)

A popular vacation destination for many Duke students after classes get out in May, the Myrtle Beach, S.C., area has developed into a favorite location for the Blue Devils’ baseball squad. After winning an NCAA regional in Conway last season, No. 16 Duke opened its 2024 campaign with a 3-0 showing in Baseball at the Beach over the weekend against Indiana, George Mason and Coastal Carolina.


Duke men's basketball sophomore guard Tyrese Proctor out against Florida State with a concussion

(02/17/24 6:35pm)

Sophomore point guard Tyrese Proctor did not travel with the Duke men’s basketball team to Tallahassee, Fla., for its Saturday game against Florida State due to a concussion. Proctor suffered a collision to his head in the team’s Monday game against Wake Forest, and played sparingly in the second half of that game.



Duke baseball 2024 season preview

(02/15/24 1:58pm)

Following an expectation-defying season finishing one win short of a trip to the College World Series, head coach Chris Pollard has revamped the Duke roster in hopes of achieving the ultimate goal this time around. Entering the season ranked No. 12 in the country, the Blue Devils have their eyes set on reaching Omaha, Neb., for the first time since 1961.




Beats' picks: Can No. 7 Duke men's basketball continue its winning streak on No. 3 North Carolina's home turf?

(02/02/24 5:35am)

At long last, the day is nearly here. The Tobacco Road rivalry kicks off Saturday evening in Chapel Hill in a top-10 showdown with storylines for miles. While the outcome of this one is anyone's guess, The Chronicle's beat writers (and North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper) preview the game and offer their predictions:



No. 7 Duke men's basketball acutely feels defensive absence of Mitchell, Roach in shock loss to Pittsburgh

(01/21/24 4:39pm)

With just over a minute left to play, freshman guard Jared McCain knifed through the defense and snuck in a layup, bringing Duke back within one and firing up the home crowd. Suddenly, after an entire game of exchanging haymakers with Pittsburgh, the Blue Devils were finally ready to seize the victory.



GOSPEL OF MARK: Mitchell's double-double sends No. 14 Duke men's basketball past resilient Notre Dame

(01/07/24 1:14am)

SOUTH BEND, Ind.—The first time the Blue Devils traveled away from Cameron Indoor for an ACC matchup — an ugly loss to Georgia Tech — they were sloppy and disjointed. This time around, it looked as though history may repeat itself, but No. 14 Duke was able to weather a rocky first half and pull away for a 67-59 win against Notre Dame inside Purcell Pavilion.




5 things to know before Duke football suits up for Birmingham Bowl battle with Troy

(12/21/23 8:16pm)

It has been nearly a month since the last time the Blue Devils took the field — an impressive 30-19 win against Pitt on senior day — and it is safe to say that a lot has changed since then. Former head coach Mike Elko left for Texas A&M, key players on both sides of the ball entered the transfer portal and Duke hired a new head coach in Manny Diaz. The 2023 season, with all of its ups and downs, will finally come to an end Saturday in the Birmingham Bowl, where Duke will face Troy.


Beats' picks: Can No. 21 Duke men's basketball take down No. 10 Baylor in Madison Square Garden showdown?

(12/20/23 6:48am)

The 21st-ranked Blue Devils make a familiar trip up to New York for a battle with top-10 Baylor Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden for the final heavyweight clash of their nonconference slate. Ahead of the 7 p.m. tipoff, The Chronicle's beat writers are here with their predictions about whether Duke can emerge with a win:


Analysis: Tyrese Proctor's all-around impact on Duke men's basketball, and how to account for his absence

(12/09/23 4:17pm)

College basketball pundits have long argued over the best way to judge a team, whether it be NET ranking, offensive and defensive efficiency, the “eye test” or something completely different. By any of these measures, Duke has not lived up to its preseason expectations. The simplest way to gauge the Blue Devils season thus far is their record: an unimpressive 5-3.


No. 7 Duke continues road struggles, drops second-straight game at Georgia Tech

(12/02/23 9:29pm)

ATLANTA—In an ACC opener that was meant to be an introduction of the preseason favorites, the Blue Devils continued their unbecoming start with a loss on the road against Georgia Tech. Yellow Jacket faithful stormed the court and celebrated the massive upset, while Duke made its way wearily to the locker room.



9 potential candidates to succeed Mike Elko as Duke football head coach

(11/29/23 12:23pm)

With former head coach Mike Elko’s sudden departure, Duke’s seat is now vacant. Athletic director Nina King confirmed Monday that the search for a new head coach is underway. The Chronicle’s beat writers are here to offer some potential candidates for the job — both inside and outside the program:


Beats' picks: Can No. 7 Duke men's basketball overcome Arkansas in inaugural ACC/SEC Challenge matchup?

(11/29/23 12:11pm)

The seventh-ranked Blue Devils stare down their first real road battle of the season Wednesday in Fayetteville, Ark., against the talented but hurting Razorbacks. The Chronicle’s beat writers are here to predict how Duke will fare in its first installment of the ACC/SEC Challenge, and whether it can emerge with a win at a hostile Bud Walton Arena: